Millions across South America hit by massive power cut

Tens of millions of people across South America were without electricity early on Sunday after a massive power failure left Argentina and Uruguay almost completely in the dark. The Argentine newspaper Clarín said the “gigantic” power collapse – which it called the worst in Argentina’s recent history – had Read More …

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and Read More …

TRISIS Group, Known for Physical Destruction, Targets U.S. Electric Companies

XENOTIME, a destructive APT linked to Russia, has broadened its target set beyond Middle East oil and gas. XENOTIME, the APT group behind the TRISIS industrial control system (ICS) event, has expanded its focus beyond the oil and gas industries, Read More …

DOE Announces US$8 Million in Funding for Energy System Resilience

The government will fund projects that reduce the risk of cyber incidents disrupting electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as the production, refining, storage and distribution of oil and natural gas. The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an Read More …

As hackers get smarter, America’s energy industry is shoring up its defenses

America is under attack. Every day, we’re besieged by a group of enemy combatants. Nameless, faceless, and spread throughout the world, this group is united by a single aim: to upend American life as we know it. These attackers are Read More …

The Army wants mobile nuclear reactors for FOBs, but some scientists say that’s ‘naive’

The Army wants to bring back mobile nuclear reactors to power forward bases and is asking industry how to make that happen. A collection of scientists that closely monitor nuclear issues thinks that the concept is “naive,” dangerous and describes Read More …

LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

Why would someone bother to hack a so-called “ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls,” when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security Read More …

Siemens Warns of Critical Remote-Code Execution ICS Flaw

Siemens has released 16 security advisories for various industrial control and utility products, including a warning for a critical flaw in the WibuKey digital rights management (DRM) solution that affects the SICAM 230 process control system. SICAM 230 is used for a Read More …

Three explosions rock India-assisted hydropower project site in Nepal

An unidentified group has exploded three improvised explosive devices near the powerhouse of under construction Arun III Hydropower project, which is being developed with India’s assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation, according to a media report. The Read More …